Nowadays when I buy a new drive, I always check the drive real serial number on the WD warranty check site to avoid buying a refurbish disk with fake label.
Yesterday, I just purchase a new WD Purple 4TB disk (WDC WD43PURZ-74BWPY0) from local reseller shop. I ran a check of the serial number on the physical label, it does show the valid warranty date. However, when I check the serial number utilizing WD Dashboard, it has different and invalid serial number. Should I bring this unit back to the shop to get it replaced?
Serial Number on physical label: WX22D839R3LU
Serial Number on Dashboard: 2015033100081